Parts of Kleinbegin and Simmunye, Bredasdorp was left without electricity due to vandalism and theft of municipal electrical infrastructure. Last night power cables were cut off from a Mini-substation and in a number of streets in Ward 3.
Vandalism is a crime and ultimately cost ratepayers money. Please report people tampering, painting, breaking, or stealing municipal property with the SAPS and municipal Law Enforcement (028 425 5500) as soon as you see it happening.
The CAM Vandalism/Theft Strategy (Resolution 62/2023) states the following:
Identification and prosecution of offenders may reduce the likelihood of future occurrences. To this end Council may offer a reward to anyone who provides information leading to the conviction of a person for an act of vandalism/theft or damage of council property.
When an act of vandalism/theft of municipal property has occurred, the Chief Financial Officer is authorized to set an appropriate reward up to a value of R3 000,00 for information leading to a successful conviction, or to pay a reward to a person who voluntarily provides information regarding an offender which leads to a successful conviction.
The amount of the reward is to take into consideration the level of damage that has been caused to municipal property.
Where the CFO considers a reward of greater than R3 000,00 to be appropriate, he will discuss and agree this with the Municipal Manager or Mayor.
Rewards will not be paid to Council Employees, Elected Members or Members of the SA Police Services.
Please help us stop vandalism by reporting it as soon as you see it happening. Thank you in advance for helping us protect our infrastructure.